Posts from GovConWire for 10/09/2014

Kevin Taylor Named Managing Director at BAE Applied Intelligence

Kevin Taylor, formerly group strategy director of BAE Systems‘ applied intelligence business, has been named managing director of that business unit. He will report directly to CEO Ian King and continue as member of the group’s executive committee, BAE said Wednesday
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Study: Diverse Applications Drive Market Growth for Thermal Imaging Systems

The use of thermal imaging technology for multiple applications has helped create a $3.1 billion industry as of 2012, according to a market analysis report by Research and Markets. Research and Markets said Wednesday the thermal imaging market is forecast to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 9…
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Northrop Integrates ANSYS Avionics into Black Hawk Display Systems; Simona Kelley Comments

Northrop Grumman has applied ANSYS‘ software into the development of new Black Hawk helicopter cockpit display systems in order to meet avionics standards. Northrop is upgrading the UH-60L Black Hawk cockpit to UH-60V using the ANSYS SCADE suite and SCADE display integrated avionics software, ANSYS said Wednesday
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GAO: Communication, Performance Goals Key to Improve Fed Labs’ Tech Transfer Clearinghouse

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to gather feedback from potential private-sector customers on the consortium’s technology transfer clearinghouse initiatives and establish performance metrics for those initiatives…
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New Democrat Coalition Recommends Changes to Defense Acquisition System

A group of pro-business Democrats has proposed several measures they believe could streamline the U.S. Defense Department‘s system for procuring defense products and services from industry, Defense News reported Wednesday
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HENAAC Names 3 Lockheed Honorees for Tech Innovations; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Sergio Torres, Edward Jimenez and Ruben Herrera of Lockheed Martin were among those recognized on the sidelines of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference for their contributions to the engineering community…
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October 8 Morning Report: GovConIndex Follows Dow Down

The GovConIndex closed at 63.447, down 1.088 or 1.745 percent. Concern about the European economy and upcoming U.S. corporate earnings reports sent the Dow Jones industrials to its biggest loss in more than three months…
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Cray to Modernize DoD Computing, Storage Systems

Cray Inc. has been awarded a $26 million contract to provide a supercomputer and data storage platform for the Defense Department‘s high-performance computing modernization program. The company is scheduled to install its XC computing and Sonexion storage systems later this year at the Army Research Laboratory’s DoD Supercomputing Resource Center, Cray said Sept…
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